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Folkhoer

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#1 10 years ago

I noticed the panzer IV (and some other tanks) have 4 types of ammo

smoke HE And then 2 AP (one with lots of shells the other with like 8)

Whats the difference between those last 2?




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#2 10 years ago

Folkhoer;4750573I noticed the panzer IV (and some other tanks) have 4 types of ammo

smoke HE And then 2 AP (one with lots of shells the other with like 8)

Whats the difference between those last 2?

The type with the small supply are better AT shells. They were quite rare in the war which is why there are only so few per tank. Both the allies and axis have those type of shells. The short barrel PIV also has HEAT, which is a better AT round then the generic AT shell it has.




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#3 10 years ago

One little detail to add about HEAT: One of the things that make it great is that unlike normal AP it doesn't lose any effectiveness when shooting distant targets.